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Arlie A. Thomas, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Ava, was born April 4, 1924, the son of Wayne and Maudie (Heath) Thomas. He passed to his heavenly home on Jan. 6, 2013, at the age of 88.
Arlie was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He loved to travel with his family in his motor home. Arlie was a World War II veteran in the Army. He retired from Kelly Field Airport.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, wife, Sylvia R. Thomas; stepchildren Barbara Heckman, Frankie Parsons and Bob Parsons; and his friend, Erna Thomas.
Survivors include his son, Benny Thomas; three sisters, Ima (Thomas) Sellers and husband, Nelson, Frieda (Thomas) Thurman, and Juanita (Thomas) Eddings and husband, Clyde; two brothers, Lowell Thomas and wife, Kathy, Dale Thomas and wife, Betty, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio, Texas, with interment in Mission Burial Park South.